Is anybody even asking for multi-user support on Apple TV?Been waiting for multi-user support on iPad for 7 years.
No, I have not, but ATV is not my primary content viewing method. However, this is a required feature these days. I can tell you this, the wife, kids and I use to go at it on the computer, because we like our user environment completely differently. When Apple added multi-users on the Mac it save our family, than I bough each kid their own laptop to keep them of the main computer. The reason we have not seen it on IOS devices, one they tend to be a very personal device, not share all that often. Yeah know some parent babysit the kid with their personal IOS devices, the other reason is resources like memory, it takes lots of memory to have different users account. Apple would have to say it only works on certain devices and limit the number of account.
I already got into with the family with Netflix, until that added different user profiles, I was tried of seeing my kids viewing choice in my suggest shows for me base on their view habits. If we switch to the ATV for our primary view method I could see it becoming a problem if it does not have user profiles.
I can imagine multi-user accounts would be great for some people although I would not really need it. I still hold out hope that Apple will sooner rather than later bring live TV bundles or a la carte to Apple TV. The day they do I can get rid of the 100 plus channels I don't watch and must pay for.
The should use touch ID on the Apple TV and switch the whole environment with that, much simpler than typing a pin, or having unsecured users without passwords, which people often do because of the hastle of logging into accounts.
After years of owning AppleTVs I am still frustrated by the friction in switching from one "channel" to another. AppleTV is great for long-lasting sessions such as watching Netflix or streaming movies off my media server but trying to bounce back and forth from live streams on CNN to MSNBC to NBC is an exercise in frustration. You would think that Apple could come up with some "favorites" mechanism that could go directly from one favorite stream to another instead of my having to continuously navigate through each channel's menutree as I switch from one to another.I won't even dwell on the propensity of each App/channel to forget that I'm signed in and require me to re-authenticate yet again with my service provider.It seems that Apple still is not applying "it just works" type product improvements to AppleTV.